Dialogues on Race and Inequity

On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the University has rescheduled the August 12th events displaying its commitment to mutual respect and inclusion. These Dialogues on Race and Inequity, facilitated by faculty, staff, and students, will cover subjects such as constitutional rights and citizenship; community dynamics and polarization; local history; and a variety of other topics that challenge or undergird a civil democracy. The discussions will be held in Alderman and adjacent libraries and are free and open to the public.

A list of speakers and their sessions are below. Highlights include University Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Unsworth and Dean of Students Allen Groves co-leading a discussion on recent books on free speech, as well as screenings throughout the day of recent documentaries on race and racism and the legacy of white privilege. A full schedule is below.


A helpful map of the libraries hosting our speakers and parking deck locations can be found here:

Map of Library locations and Parking

Accessible directions

Transit:

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) Routes 7 and the Free Trolley provide direct access to Central Grounds with bus stops on McCormick Road at the Chapel and on Emmet Street at the Central Grounds Garage. Service is provided every 15 minutes on the Trolley and every 20 minutes on CAT Route 7.

Information about CAT service

Parking:

Closest parking option is the Central Grounds Parking Garage located at 400 Emmet Street. An hourly parking fee applies.

Free and/or overflow parking is available in the Emmet/Ivy Street Garage (123 Emmet Street) and in the UVA parking lots located all along Whitehead Road.

Accessible parking is available on McCormick Road. Overflow accessible parking is available in the Central Grounds Garage located at 400 Emmet Street. An accessible path is available from the Central Grounds Garage to McCormick Road through Newcomb Hall from 11AM-7PM. A DMV license plate or placard is required in all disability parking.

For more information visit the UVA Accessibility Map.


Schedule of Events for Saturday, September 23

 

11:00 AM

  • White Like Me, Film Screening
    • Followed by a discussion with Joanna Williams, Harrison Small Auditorium

12:00 PM

  • What's Right about Conservatives Today?
    • Bill Antholis, Alderman Room 421, 25 minutes
  • Unpacking Privilege
    • Minority Rights Coalition, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 55 minutes
  • Intolerance of Intolerance
    • Tom Katsouleas, Clemons 4th Floor, 55 minutes
  • Creating a New Future: Addressing the Problem Behind the Problem
    • Suzanne Moomaw, Alderman Journal Room, 55 minutes
  • What went wrong?  When and where do people learn to hate?
    • Sara Rimm-Kaufman, Clemons Room 407, 25 minutes
  • The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities will gather reflections on August 11 and 12 from UVA students, staff and community. Producers with the nationally broadcast public radio show With Good Reason invite people to record their thoughts in a quiet room in Alderman Library. Selections will be used to create audiograms for social media and for a feature in the With Good Reason show that will air on 93 public radio stations the week of September 30–October 6.
    • Memorial Hall, Alderman Lobby
  • The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities will be sharing renders and animations from the 3D component of the Jefferson’s University, the early life (JUEL) project. The goal of the JUEL visualization is to create a digital reconstruction of the Academical Village circa the 1830s, to portray both Jefferson’s original design for the University as well as the buildings and spaces associated with the lives of the enslaved individuals who played an integral role in the University's construction and first decades.
    • Memorial Hall, Alderman Lobby

12:30 PM

  • Diversity ≈ Integration
    • Greg Fairchild, Alderman Room 421, 25 minutes
  • Self-care for the (New) Advocate
    • Maxine Lynn Platzer Women's Center, Clemons Room 407, 55 minutes
  • I am Not Your Negro, Film Screening
    • Followed by a discussion with Joanna Williams, Harrison Small Auditorium

1:00 PM

  • Just Medicine – A Tool for Equity in Charlottesville and Beyond
    • Dayna Matthew, Clemons Vizlounge, 55 minutes
  • The Demographics of Race in Charlottesville
    • Qian Cai, Alderman Journal Room, 25 minutes
  • Broadsides on Both Sides: Freedom from Speech and On Tyranny
    • Allen Groves, John Unsworth and Brandon Butler, Clemons 4th Floor, 55 minutes
  • UndocuAlly Training
    • DREAMers on Grounds, Alderman Room 421, 55 minutes
  • On the Importance of Public Space
    • Sophie Trawalter, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 25 minutes

1:30 PM

  • I Dream America: A Story of Unrequited Love
    • John Gates, Alderman Journal Room, 55 minutes
  • Brave Space
    • Valencia Harvey, Clemons 407, 55 minutes
  • Eugenics and Its Impact on Diversity and Health Disparities
    • Preston Reynolds, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 55 minutes

2:00 PM

  • Green Dot Training
    • Galen Green and Care Shoaibi, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 55 minutes
  • Freedom of Speech and Assembly: What is Protected and What is Not
    • Douglas Laycock, Clemons 4th Floor, 55 minutes
  • History of the KKK in Charlottesville: Past and Present
    • John Mason, Alderman Room 421, 55 minutes

2:30 PM

  • Using Design Thinking to Collaborate Across Difference
    • Jeanne Liedtkaj, Clemons Room 407, 55 minutes
  • Shame or Dialogue? Paradoxes of Activism
    • Rachel Wahl, Alderman Journal Room, 55 minutes

3:00 PM

  • White Silence as Violence: Confronting University Complicity with White Supremacy
    • Ben Doherty, Laura Goldblatt, Willis Jenkins and Lisa Woolfork, Alderman Room 421, 55 minutes
  • LGBTQ Speaker's Bureau
    • LGBTQ Center, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 25 minutes
  • From the Many, One Pluralism and American Identity in the Coming Century
    • Chuck Mathewes, Clemons Vizlounge, 25 minutes
  • Democracy Under Siege: Gleanings from African American Prophetic Thinkers
    • Xavier Pickett, Clemons Room 407, 55 minutes

3:30 PM

  • What Do They Believe? Beliefs Held by "Unite the Right" Groups
    • Gabriel Finder, Clemons Vizlounge, 25 minutes
  • Organ Donation: A Community Built from the Ashes of an Impossible Day
    • Javier Provencio, Alderman Journal Room, 55 minutes
  • That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town, Film Screening
    • Followed by a discussion, Harrison Small Auditorium

4:00 PM

  • Music, Jazz is Black Music: Acknowledging the Gift!
    • John D'earth, Clemons 4th Floor,, 55 minutes
  • The New Smokestack? Race, Place and the Social Responsibilities of Universities and Medical Centers
    • Guian McKee, Clemons Room 407, 55 minutes
  • Encouraging Diversity through Communication of the Value of our Science and Engineering
    • Pamela Norris, Alderman Room 421, 55 minutes
  • Pro-Slavery Thought and Education at UVA
    • Kirt von Daacke, Alderman Scholar’s Lab, 55 minutes

4:10 PM

  • An Outrage, Film Screening
    • Followed by a discussion, Harrison Small Auditorium

4:30 PM

  • Anti-Semitism as Self-Victimization
    • Asher Biemann, Alderman Journal Room, 25 minutes